Counties in New York State are looking at the progress of the administration of COVID-19 vaccines that are being coordinated through UHS in the Southern Tier and other healthcare coordinators in the state.

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Broome County Health officials say they have not been updated by the New York State Health Department on just how many doses of the vaccine have been administered so far but expect it will take through most of January to deliver the shots to those in the first tier designated to be vaccinated including healthcare workers, first responders, funeral workers and nursing home residents.  The next tiers will move through other health workers, essential services, vulnerable older residents, etc. and then moving through down to the general population.

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Tioga County officials are asking residents to be patient.

Legislative Chairwoman Martha Saubrey says the public health team is experiencing a higher than normal call volume with questions regarding when a particular group will be receiving their vaccines.

Officials are asking residents to limit their calls until the county can get more details.  They say they will continue to put out information as it comes from New York State on the county website and facebook page.

New York state also has a website set up for information regarding the COVID Vaccination Program. That can be found at https://forward.ny.gov/covid-19-vaccine-distribution.

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